Alfred Herbert Althoff. j
. Herbert Althoff died at the family home, on Jefferson street here, Fri- , day morning of last week at 2:15, Tuberculosis was "given as the cause of j death.
He was the son? of W. H. anc Imo¬ gen ;j(Lockwood) Althoff, and was born here Sept. 2 9, 18 92. He grerv to manhood here, attending the Port T: - Clinton schools and participating* in fi'j all the sports and enjoyments of the *¦;¦¦" children. 3~X$~l9 30
His first employment was with the i * Gypsum Canning Co., and under the . n direction of his friend, Manager Law¬ rence Satterfield, he soon acquired * ^ the detail work connected wTith the „ operation ofNthis plant. He was tran- \ ferred to Willoughby, Ohio, and help¬ ed an uncle, the late Horace A. Look- wood establish. that plant. It did not prove a successful venture and 3^ when thes plant was closed he enter-' "H| ed the employ of the American Ce-v" ment and Gypsum Co. He then su¬ perintended the erection of a mixing plant for the Cleveland Builders' « Supply Co., at Cleveland. He was („- with this company for several years and resigned to become superintend v.^; dent of the Fort Dodge plant of the PI American Cement and Gypsum Co. 5S£ He had a number of trying' ordeals in the shape of a strike and other matters to handle, in which he re~ fectled the fact that he was capable JO of handling- almost any condition that J> might arise. w»»|
When the American Cement and Gypsum Co., sold to the Certainteed Co., he accepted a very flattering of¬ fer to enter the employment of the Universal Gypsum Co., with plants at Ft. Dodge, Akron, N. Y., Rotan Texas and mixing plants at various places. Ill health caused hbi to take a rest in 192 3 and he spent six months at Colo¬ rado Springs, Co. He reported back for work and was made production manager of all plants, with headquar¬ ters in Chicago. His health again caused him to take a rest and he spent some time at Douglas, Ariz. His health was greatly improved and he reported for wrork and was as¬ signed to the Rotan plant.
In June, 1929, he tendered his resig¬ nation and entered the Texas State sanatarium. He showed considerable improvement at the first clinic, but in January 1930, his case was report¬ ed to be hopeless. He was told to come to his home and a chance was held out that he might prolong his life in the climate of his youth. He arrived here January 16, and the end came a short two months later. He enjoyed the confidence of his super¬ iors and the warm friendship of his associates.
He was married to Helen, daugh¬ ter of Mr. and Mrs. E. F. McDowell June 12, 191-5, and to this union was born one daughter, Virginia, born Sept. 16, 1916. If- ever a man was blessed with a devoted wife, it wTas Herbert Althoff. She was his con¬ stant nurse in his illness, never tir¬ ing, never allowing her real feelings to show but confidence in his ulti¬ mate triumph over the disease with which he was afflicted.
The funeral was held Sunday after¬ noon from the home. The Templar burial was used and "the beautiful ceremony was by Eminent Command¬ er Otto Holzapfle and Prelate Ryan of Erie Commandery, Knights Temp¬ lar of Sandusky.
The body was laid to rest in Lake* view' cemetery with all the honors that Knights Templar can bestow up¬ on their honored dead. He lived up to the teachings of this order and re- fiAP.tfid in his daily life the teachings
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